Thursday, March 20, 2008

"W" Stadium
GW Bush Expected to throw the 1st ball

Mark Lerner said [reported here] that barring a national crisis, President Bush will be throwing out the first pitch. "He's been warming up since December, I understand," said Mr. Lerner.
This is perhaps something he has been looking forward to for some time, more ...
Nationals "Park"

Photo from Jacqueline Dupree's web site

Notably, the highway signs use the word "park" rather then the more specific terms "ball-park" or stadium, given this mammoth structure's intrusion upon NCPC's South Capitol Mall.
Yes "park" is a shorter word, but that leaves the space for adding the "W" (for Washington, or the current US President).

Saturday, March 08, 2008

South Capitol Commons Dead?
NCPC 2005
The 2005 NCPC South Capitol Street report featured the traffic oval/park -- the "South Capitol Commons -- that was essentially the replacement for the aborted promenade showcased by U.S. NCPC's 1997 "Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century."

Yet the more recent model illustrated at the url below shows South Capitol Street WITHOUT it.

NCPC 2005

NCPC 2005